Other Summer Activities
Summer at Holiday Valley is a refreshing change of pace. The cool green hills of Holiday Valley are a welcome respite from the hot hustle-bustle of the city. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the recreation, festivals and atmosphere of Holiday Valley and Ellicottville in the summer.
Golf - It's a whole new game at Holiday Valley with the recently renovated 6500 yard Double Black Diamond Course. Each hole was completely redesigned by Golf Course Architect, Paul Albanese and the completed course was nominated by Golf Magazine as one of the best redesigns of the year for 2009. Golf packages with lodging are available at the course-side Inn at Holiday Valley, the brand new Tamarack Club, or any of our rental condominiums and townhouses.
Golf School - The renowned Mel Sole Golf School at Holiday Valley features James Arbogast. With a maximum of 4 students per class, you are sure to improve your game.
Golf Practice Facility- This 15 acre facility includes a driving range with 10 covered tees and 50 grass tees as well as multiple target practice greens and bunkers.
Sky High Adventure Park - Providing exciting forest adventures for all ages, Sky High features an Aerial Park and a Mountain Coaster. In the Aerial Park you can challenge yourself as you explore treetop courses; crossing bridges, climbing ladders, navigating obstacles and soaring on zip lines. There are 8 different aerial courses of varying difficulty. The Mountain Coaster is an exciting ride down the mountain as you zigzag, spiral and whoosh through the trees.
Pools - Our new $1 million 3-pool complex features a toddler pool, a lap pool and an activity pool with a slide and diving board. The pool facility is beautifully landscaped with plenty of multi-tiered sun decks. Poolside food and beverage service is available from the Cabana Bar, McCarty Cafe and John Harvard's Brew House. The pools open Memorial Day Weekend and will operate weekends through mid-June, then daily until Labor Day.
Daily rates are $8 for adults and $6 for kids under 18 or click here to download a summer long membership.
Mountain Biking and Hiking- Holiday Valley's mountain biking and hiking network consists of challenging uphill and downhill trails, logging roads and singletrack. The 35+ miles of trails connect to NYS's McCarty Hill Forest on the southern border of the resort.
Road Biking - The winding country roads and rolling hills of Cattaraugus County are great for road biking. Check out some of these routes that start and finish from the Inn at Holiday Valley.
Ellicottville-West Valley Loop - a moderate loop with rolling hills.
Beaver Meadows - a bit shorter, slightly hilly. 27 miles 875 feet of climbing
Dutch Hill - a challenging 45 mile ride with 3 big hills, 2000 feet of climbing.
Spruce Lake - The 14 acre Spruce Lake sits at the top of Holiday Valley. There is a beach area at the south end of the lake for swimming. Kayaking and canoeing is allowed. Please note this is a wilderness lake and there are no lifeguards; you are responsible for your own safety. To reach Spruce Lake you can hike or mountain bike up from the Tannenbaum Lodge.
Ellicottville and Festivals - The fun-loving Village of Ellicottville is one mile from Holiday Valley and offers unique shopping and restaurants. Many festivals and events take place through the spring, summer and fall. Go to www.ellicottvilleny.com for a calendar of activities.
Nearby Activities and Attractions - from antiquing to the mighty Niagara Falls, there are many attractions and things to do near Holiday Valley. Allegany State Park and the Seneca Allegany Casino are both 15 miles away in Salamanca. The Griffis Outdoor Sculpture Park is 10 miles north in Ashford Hollow and features giant interactive metal sculptures placed in a magnificent outdoor setting. Horseback riding and horse trails wind throughout Cattaraugus County. Many Amish farms are nearby and they offer handmade crafts such as quilts, wooden toys, garden produce and furniture. Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution are one hour west in Chautauqua County. Adventure Calls Rafting in nearby Letchworth State Park offers class I and II rafting trips from early-April through mid-November, depending on natural flow. For more information about what to do in Cattaraugua County, go to the Enchanted Mountains website.
Conferences and Meetings - the beautiful facilities, ample lodging and recreational opportunities combine to make memorable meetings.
Weddings, Family Reunions, Banquets - Our experienced catering group will help make your event special in every way!